Monthly Archives: August 2013

Can The IPCC Do Revolutionary Science?

Guest Essay by Barry Brill The timing couldn’t be worse. On 23-26 September, scores of representatives of the world’s Environment Ministries are scheduled to meet in Stockholm to wordsmith the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the … Continue reading

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Dancing Lessons

Well, as Bokonon said, “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God”. So as a result of the usual mix of misconceptions and coincidences, we’ve got the house-sitter to stay in the house when we’re gone, and the ladies and … Continue reading

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CO2 calculation in the global carbon cycle may be off due to a depth error

It seems that a simple assumption about where to measure CO2 in the ocean surface has drastic implications. via The Hockey Schtick New paper finds global carbon cycle datasets may be biased A paper published today in Global Biogeochemical Cycles … Continue reading

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Atmosphere’s emission fingerprint affected by how clouds are stacked

From AGU highlights: Clouds, which can absorb or reflect incoming radiation and affect the amount of radiation escaping from Earth’s atmosphere, remain the greatest source of uncertainty in global climate modeling. By combining space-based observations with climate models, researchers are … Continue reading

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Claim: ‘Post Glacial Rebound is a Myth’

NOTE: (I had this at the bottom of the post some people missed it so I moved it up to the top) I’m not convinced that this idea has any merit whatsoever, as I see more conventional reasons (like silting) … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Saturday August 31st, 2013

Since failures in climate science claims are on the rise, can we start naming climate prediction failures after scientists and activists? I can think of  a few: The Hansen Hiatus, for example. Climate campaigners seem to think they have a … Continue reading

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A ‘head scratcher’ – No Atlantic Hurricane by August in First Time in 11 Years

Where are all the hurricanes Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Joe Romm, and Brad Johnson say are supposed to happen due to global warming? Article includes most recent forecast from Klotzbach and Gray Bloomberg News: August is about to end without … Continue reading

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Accuracy, Precision, and One Watt per Square Metre

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been investigating one of my favorite datasets in the last few days, the CERES satellite-based top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiation dataset. In particular, I’ve taken month-by-month global and hemispheric averages of the data. The dataset consists … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Katharine Hayhoe: only YOU can control the climate!

@bkparallax @IamDonCheadle the power to change climate lies in hands of every individual on the planet, not a single gov't–or technology!— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 29, 2013 With the way Hayhoe described that, I couldn’t help think of, and embellish, … Continue reading

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AmericanThinker: ‘PBS NewsHour paints itself into a corner on AGW’ – 350:4 ratio of AGW’ers-to-skeptics

American Thinker has a piece today, on how a recent preposterous global warming report on the PBS NewsHour hints they’re overplaying their biased coverage of the issue. The addition of it to the tally of NewsHour discussion segments absent of … Continue reading

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A solar eclipse as seen from Mars

From NASA  JPL: NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos PASADENA, Calif. – Images taken with a telephoto-lens camera on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity catch the larger of Mars’ two moons, Phobos, passing directly in front of … Continue reading

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July 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

My apologies for the delay. I was waiting for the NCDC to update their data webpage here. As of this morning, the NCDC has not updated it, so I used the 0.61 deg C anomaly for July 2013 published in … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Friday August 30th, 2013

Pat Michaels: High School Science Discredits The New York Times’ Latest Global Warming Whopper – Forbes …More completely, that would be the consensus of scientists who built their careers on the global warming gravy plane and really don’t want to … Continue reading

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Snowfall in South America

By using the keywords nieve and neve (instead of snow) many interesting articles can be found on the Internet Guest essay by Argiris Diamantis Snowfall, like the present snowfall in South America, can be considered to be weather rather than … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

A perspective on the “unprecedented” strength of modern hurricanes Guest essay by Donald R. Baucom 1935 Labor Day hurricane track. Uses the color scheme from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Image: NOAA/NHC/Wikipedia In 1948, Lauren Bacall and husband Humphrey Bogart made … Continue reading

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A new understanding of the solar dynamo published

Our resident solar expert, Dr. Leif Svalgaard, sends word of this new discovery. Stanford solar scientists solve one of the sun’s mysteries The sun’s magnetic field can play havoc with communications technology. Stanford scientists have now described one of the … Continue reading

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Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda, According to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Climatism or global warming alarmism is the most prominent recent example of science being coopted to serve a political agenda, writes Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the in the … Continue reading

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Pining away for climate change

From the NIPCC report comes this study that suggests gloom and doom over pine forest growth suppression in the face of climate change is overwrought. The pine trees apparently have the tools within their genes to cope just fine. Intraspecific … Continue reading

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‘Mind blowing paper’ blames ENSO for Global Warming Hiatus

Note: Dr. Judith Curry also has an essay on this important paper. She writes: My mind has been blown by a new paper just published in Nature. Just when I least expected it, after a busy day when I took … Continue reading

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Global warming is ‘no longer a planetary emergency’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, reporting from Erice, Sicily ERICE, SICILY – It’s official. The scare is over. The World Federation of Scientists, at its annual seminars on planetary emergencies, has been advised by its own climate monitoring panel that … Continue reading

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Requesting some assistance

As some people may or may not know, I am a full member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in good standing. The AGU fall meeting is coming up, and I hope to attend so that I can cover what … Continue reading

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Cook’s 97% climate consensus paper crumbles upon examination

Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook Page Ugh. Do you remember the “97% consensus”, which even Obama tweeted? Turns out the authors don’t want to reveal their data. It has always been a dodgy paper ( Virtually everyone I know … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Global Warming to cause ocean to lose its distinctive smell, and clouds, and maybe some other stuff

Over at Grist, where “burnt out” David Roberts just threw in the towel, the craziness continues with a new alarmist writer: Vanishing ocean smell could also mean fewer clouds By John Upton Next time you’re at the beach take a … Continue reading

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When life gives you fracked water, make methane hydrate

From the American Chemical Society , an environmentalist’s nightmare. Desalination of drinking water, fracking, and methane hydrates all wrapped up into one positive outcome. Using a form of ‘ice that burns’ to make potable water from oil and gas production … Continue reading

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Clanging of the bells on extreme weather change

Guest essay by Bob Fernley-Jones Our taxpayer funded broadcaster here in Oz, the ABC, has recently aired a scary story in its “science” TV show Catalyst, entitled Climate Extremes. (For the brave, the video and web page plus comments is … Continue reading

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The “Hottest” Temperature Game

Climate Deception: How The “Hottest” Temperature Game Is Played To Offset Prediction Failures Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball  Global temperature is not doing what the “official” Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted. Proponents of the claim humans are … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Tuesday August 27th, 2013

Bloomberg news: People Don’t Fear Climate Change Enough   With respect to the science of climate change, many experts regard the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the world’s authoritative institution. A draft summary of its forthcoming report was leaked … Continue reading

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Is palm oil one of the largest sources on man made aerosols?

From NASA, while we wring our hands over coal fired power plants in the west, the rest of the world seems oblivious to creating even far worse air pollution. Hi-res sat image follows. Illegal Fires Set in Indonesia Cause Smog … Continue reading

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The 200 months of ‘the pause’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A commenter on my post mentioning that according to the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature dataset there has been no global warming at all for 200 months complains that I have cherry-picked my … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad Weather Cooking

Dr. Sally Baliunas discusses the history of people’s reactions to extreme weather. When extreme weather in Europe centuries ago made people fearful, it led to many people being tortured and killed for “weather cooking” with the help of Satan.

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Monday August 26th, 2013

Neutral advice from the IPCC? By Richard Ingham (AFP) – 3 hours ago PARIS — A leaden cloak of responsibility lies on the shoulders of UN scientists as they put the final touches to the first volume of a massive … Continue reading

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Sticking it to the Mann

Global warming has stopped. Get over it.  A response to Michael Mann in the Richmond Times Dispatch By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The collapsed global warming scare certainly has some odd characters coming to its defense in this paper. Michael … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather – A Quick Note about Peterson et al (2013)

I haven’t seen Peterson et al (2013) presented alone yet at WattsUpWithThat. It was referred to in Jim Steele’s excellent WUWT post Fabricating Climate Doom – Part 3: Extreme Weather Extinctions Enron Style. A who’s who of climatologists, including department … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-08-24 (August 24, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: With four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him … Continue reading

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Introducing The New WUWT Northern Regional Sea Ice Reference Page – With Observations

Image credits: (NSIDC) – The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” We are pleased to introduce WUWT’s newest addition, the Northern Regional Sea Ice Page Sometimes lost in the Global Warming Causes Sea Ice Death Spiral … Continue reading

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